The Department of Oncology provides services in surgical and medical oncology. Its staff includes one of the best-known oncologists in these fields. Approximately 6000 out-patients, 1400 in-patients and 1600 day-care patients benefit from its services each year. About 1500 surgeries and 1000 chemotherapies are conducted annually.
The latest addition to the Oncology Service is its own 10-bed ward. Designed with the special needs of the cancer patient in mind, the architecture of the ward maximizes the use of natural daylight and ventilation, and accommodates the need of patients to relax in privacy with family and friends.
The Medical Oncology service has been active for about 10 years. The service has outpatient clinic, day care chemotherapy/blood comment therapy, minor procedures (marrow studies, intrathecals) and in-patient care for chemotherapy.
The service focuses on Solid tumour chemotherapy & haematological malignancies. Investigations, management and follow up of patients suffering from leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma (LLM) are very specialized areas.
Patients with LLM are being enrolled to receive highly specialized therapy like intensive chemotherapy for acute myeloid and lymphoid leukaemia's, Imatinib/Nilotinib for chronic myeloid leukaemia, monoclonal antibody therapy (Rituximab) for NHL/CLL etc. Patients are also coming in for counseling and follow up of Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT).